Trading is an economic activity which involves buying and selling of goods and services in exchange for money. In the financial market, trading is the same concept; the only difference is it deals with securities, currency, commodity etc.
To trade successfully on a consistent basis is not everyone’s cup of tea. Often at times, new traders end up blowing up their entire capital quite early. This happens due to a lot of reasons which are difficult to rectify early on and at once. These hindrances could be lack of knowledge, lack of patience, no prior experience and inability to control the two primary emotions, fear and greed which eventually drive the market etc.
To counter these issues gradually, paper trading is often recommended, especially at the very beginning stage.